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kleinbatavia
18-Apr-2015, 09:20
A lot of us will shoot fomapan at some stage. Some shoot it because it is cheap, others because they really like the film. I started to shoot fomapan because it was easy to come by and affordable. However, as time went by, I really liked the results I keep getting from Fomapan 100. The 200 version is a bit of a struggle at times, 400 is great. Anyway, to do the film creative justice, I reckoned a thread would be nice. When posting an image, please add information on the equipment and development.

kleinbatavia
18-Apr-2015, 09:22
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Fomapan 200 close-up. Picture taken with a Wista Field DX and 150mm 5.6 sinaron lens. Developed in APH09 (rodinal) at 20C for 9:00 in a rotary drum.

David Aimone
18-Apr-2015, 17:43
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Fomapan (Arista EDU) 100, 1+2+100 in Pyrocat-MC Rotary Processor.

mathieu Bauwens
18-Apr-2015, 23:20
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fomapan 200 / R09
Chamonix 045 F1 / Fujinon 210mm

kleinbatavia
19-Apr-2015, 01:58
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Fomapan (Arista EDU) 100, 1+2+100 in Pyrocat-MC Rotary Processor.

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I like the tonality here. I keep being amazed at the latitude foma 100 is capable of... Here's a door with locks and deep shade. Wista Field DX 4x5, Fomapan 100 in APH09 @ 20C for 8:00.

kleinbatavia
19-Apr-2015, 02:03
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fomapan 200 / R09
Chamonix 045 F1 / Fujinon 210mm

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Not entirely surprising given the same film and developer, but I seem to be getting the same contrast curve. (Wista DX 4x5, Fomapan 200 in APH09 @ 20C for 8:30)

I have since moved to develop for 9:00, but even so, I find that the negatives lack density. Something I never experienced when shooting 100 or 400. The results seem to come out ok though.

HMG
19-Apr-2015, 06:41
I appreciate this thread. But it would be helpful to know what EI you used.

ImSoNegative
19-Apr-2015, 06:53
nice shots everyone, I have never used foma, I have used the arista brand which I have read that it is pretty much the same film

kleinbatavia
19-Apr-2015, 07:16
I appreciate this thread. But it would be helpful to know what EI you used.

Can't speak for others, but I always shoot 100 at box speed, 200 at 160. Neither lends itself well to using in my experience.

mike rosenlof
19-Apr-2015, 07:44
5x7 Fomapan 200 at e.i. 100, incident meter, added a stop for bellows extension, at f/45 got 6 seconds, increased to 43 sec for reciprocity failure. Processed in Legacy Pro L-110 (HC110 knock off) 1:40 from concentrate, 12 min at 19 deg. C. Continuous gentle rocking face up (single neg) in a tray.

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Daniel Unkefer
19-Apr-2015, 08:16
Really lovely work shown here! Can't wait to start mine up with FOMA.

Part of my stash of 9x12cm FOMA film I ordered from Germany. 300 sheets of FOMA 100 and 300 sheets of FOMA 200.

Enough to do some serious work with my three Plaubel Makiflexes.

kleinbatavia
19-Apr-2015, 12:49
Really lovely work shown here! Can't wait to start mine up with FOMA.

Part of my stash of 9x12cm FOMA film I ordered from Germany. 300 sheets of FOMA 100 and 300 sheets of FOMA 200.

Enough to do some serious work with my three Plaubel Makiflexes.

Sounds like an impressive haul! I'm sure you'll get great shots with the film. In case you are outside Europe, there's an alternative to Germany for future purchases. It's lens www.fomafoto.com They have great prices and very reasonable shipping. From the EU it does not make sense as the hit we take on import charges and custom fees exceeds the price difference with two of the large German vendors. Outside Europe, they are great.

mike rosenlof
19-Apr-2015, 16:46
I'm using 200 in 5x7 and 400 in 8x10 at the moment. My biggest complaint so far has been that the films come in two part boxes rather three part like the photo gods intended. Since I'm contact printing both of those, there's probably not a good reason for me to pick one and stick with it.

Regular Rod
20-Apr-2015, 03:33
http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/76/76/37147676.1829e5eb.jpg

100 at box speed, developed in OBSIDIAN AQUA 12 minutes semi-stand at 20 degrees C.

RR

kleinbatavia
20-Apr-2015, 06:56
100 at box speed, developed in OBSIDIAN AQUA 12 minutes semi-stand at 20 degrees C.

RR

Nice, never really saw this look in Foma. OA is a hypercat, correct?

kleinbatavia
20-Apr-2015, 08:49
I'm using 200 in 5x7 and 400 in 8x10 at the moment. My biggest complaint so far has been that the films come in two part boxes rather three part like the photo gods intended. Since I'm contact printing both of those, there's probably not a good reason for me to pick one and stick with it.

The boxes are a bit of a let-down indeed, however, given the price, who is complaining? In all fairness, the boxes feel flimsy and are prone to just "pop open" if you do not take care. I sort this by putting a piece of tape on the box after I close it. Easy to cut with a finger nail prior to next use and it prevents mishaps. At any rate, I have never had a fogging issue with foma boxes, so I guess they do the trick. The film (particularly 100) is also extremely prone to damage to the emulsion side. Even when dry, it seems that the emulsion gets damaged by just thinking about it. I generally use foma for casual shooting and if I do line up for a photograph that might be a "money shot", I just make two exposures to be sure. More often than not, I pull two perfect shots from the drum, sometimes one is botched. Anyway, I know a lot of people who do the same when shooting other film, even expensive stuff like velvia, acros, etc.

Anyway, the contact prints sound nice, happy to have a few scans on here if possible!

Rick A
20-Apr-2015, 14:00
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/9134811146_331504290f_c_d.jpg

Arista EDU Ultra 100 in PMK pyro
B&J Watson 4x5/Ysarex 127
scan of print on 8x10 Varikon

kenj8246
20-Apr-2015, 14:24
Arista EDU 200, Rodinal 1+50. Probably shot at box speed.

I have a whole box plus a few of 100 that I'm taking to the Taos area in August, in hopes of some nice landscapes. Nothing remotely like that here in College Station TX. :)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14558494374_9192dc0471_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obu6aG)WWII bronze GI (https://flic.kr/p/obu6aG) by kenj8246 (https://www.flickr.com/people/26579173@N08/), on Flickr

Kenny

Regular Rod
20-Apr-2015, 16:00
Nice, never really saw this look in Foma. OA is a hypercat, correct?

Yes. It is a compensating developer too.

RR

kleinbatavia
20-Apr-2015, 23:48
A picture I took yesterday. Fomapan 100 with it's distinct look. Developed in Rodinal for 8:00 @ 20C. As usual, I used my rotary drum.

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jesse
21-Apr-2015, 01:49
I've been using Fomapan 4x5 and 8x10, they are cheap when compare with Ilford and Kodak.

Ebony 4x5, Goerz Apo Artar 300mm f9, Fomapan 100, D76 1:1,
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201402/22/231556162arxr6299xy2gr.jpg

jesse
21-Apr-2015, 01:54
Ebony 4x5, Goerz Dagor 92mm f8, D76 1:1
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201402/22/2319591arjau4txvvvwrgr.jpg

jesse
21-Apr-2015, 02:11
Shenhao 8x10, Carl Zeiss 182mm f18 Protar, Fomapan 100, D76 1:1
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201401/28/025540eppa4z4zti9rx4xw.jpg

mathieu Bauwens
21-Apr-2015, 04:11
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Laos, Luang Prabang

Foma 200@100
Fuji 210mm

kleinbatavia
21-Apr-2015, 05:49
Ebony 4x5, Goerz Dagor 92mm f8, D76 1:1
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201402/22/2319591arjau4txvvvwrgr.jpg

Nice capture, looks like Tai Po in Hong Kong?

RSalles
21-Apr-2015, 09:59
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/14749237661_c2dc6ff90d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/otkGv4)
4x5_2014-4913-16 (https://flic.kr/p/otkGv4) by Renato__ Salles (https://www.flickr.com/people/57844819@N03/), on Flickr

Farm gate - 2 - Sinar F2, Foma 100 4x5 ISO 80, Sinaron 5.6/210, Microphen 1-3 14mn 20ºC

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14565745888_0955479e00_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oc8fMN)
4x5_2014-4917-20 (https://flic.kr/p/oc8fMN) by Renato__ Salles (https://www.flickr.com/people/57844819@N03/), on Flickr

Farm gate - 1 Sinar F2, Foma 100 4x5 ISO 80, Sinaron /5.6/210, Microphen 1-3 14mn 20ºC

jesse
21-Apr-2015, 11:46
Nice capture, looks like Tai Po in Hong Kong?

This is Tai O :)

kleinbatavia
21-Apr-2015, 22:17
This is Tai O :)

That's what I meant, autocorrect added the p. I used to live in Cheung Sha for a few years, did a lot of exploring on Lantau. Still have plenty of "bus 11" vouchers (you get thos when you tae the 11 from TC and get off before the end) . Even tried to get the house back last year, but Sinogroup bought it and was not willing to sell. It was great living right at the beach. Are yoi still in HK? I come in a few months a year.

mathieu Bauwens
21-Apr-2015, 23:50
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Fomapan 200 @ 100 / D76

Regular Rod
22-Apr-2015, 03:27
Ebony 4x5, Goerz Dagor 92mm f8, D76 1:1
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201402/22/2319591arjau4txvvvwrgr.jpg

Lovely work!

RR

jesse
22-Apr-2015, 07:59
That's what I meant, autocorrect added the p. I used to live in Cheung Sha for a few years, did a lot of exploring on Lantau. Still have plenty of "bus 11" vouchers (you get thos when you tae the 11 from TC and get off before the end) . Even tried to get the house back last year, but Sinogroup bought it and was not willing to sell. It was great living right at the beach. Are yoi still in HK? I come in a few months a year.

Yes, I'm in Hong Kong, may be next time we can meet together.

jesse
22-Apr-2015, 08:04
Lovely work!

RR

Thanks Regular Rod.

kleinbatavia
23-Apr-2015, 14:27
Finally got out for a while... Reeds in all the waterways by now.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/macrofotografie/17062416569/

Shen Hao HZX57-At II, Fomapan 100 at box, developed in APH09 @ 20C for 8:00 in a rotary drum.

David Aimone
23-Apr-2015, 19:50
Arista EDU 400 at 400; 11 minutes rotary processing 1+2+100 pyrocat-mc
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JeRuFo
24-Apr-2015, 03:00
All posted earlier on the forum, I think.

All on Fomapan 100 4x5, EI 32, developed in XTOL 1+1 or 1+2 by hand in a Jobo-drum.

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Deval
24-Apr-2015, 04:21
Jerufo, excellent job on all three. You really know how to bring the best out of foma

kleinbatavia
24-Apr-2015, 04:56
I particularly like the third shot.

kleinbatavia
24-Apr-2015, 04:57
Came across a bottle of HC110 in the garage this morning, so went out and took a few photographs to see what look HC110 would give me. Negatives are only just drying, but will try to scan tonight. It appears that Foma does not recommend HC110, but as far as I can judge at the moment, the negatives are ok although contrast is high and the curve appears to steep. It probably blew some detail. Anyway, we'll see how it turns out later.

RSalles
24-Apr-2015, 06:46
JeRuFo,

Excellent 3 samples, amazing how smooth it came with Xtol. I like the second more, even being a "classic" composition and subject,

Cheers,

Renato

kleinbatavia
24-Apr-2015, 09:19
Quite pleasantly surprised with the latitude in some of these. Fomapan 100 4x5, developed in HC110 B for 6:00 @ 20C.

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kleinbatavia
24-Apr-2015, 09:21
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Eliverto
25-Apr-2015, 01:29
Fomapan 100

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/eliverto/6250222736_0e4c3559f3_o.jpg (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/eliverto/media/6250222736_0e4c3559f3_o.jpg.html)

JeRuFo
25-Apr-2015, 01:33
Thanks all. Fomapan 100 has quickly become my favourite b/w film. It is not fit for all purposes, but it gives nice classic tones and grain. Though you have to be careful not to block up the shadows, I really enjoy the way it can hold highlights.

RSalles
25-Apr-2015, 18:40
Fomapan 100

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/eliverto/6250222736_0e4c3559f3_o.jpg (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/eliverto/media/6250222736_0e4c3559f3_o.jpg.html)

Hi,

The image is good, I found it lost some strength by the background being sort of flipped/mis-aligned,
É um prazer encontrar um vizinho aqui no forum (Trans.: neighborhood noted)

Cheesr / Abs,

Renato

Eliverto
25-Apr-2015, 20:26
Thanks for the feedback, Renato!
And more, my wife is from S.Pedro do Sul... :)

electricphoto
26-Apr-2015, 07:59
All posted earlier on the forum, I think.

Love these shots. I really like the weight of the lower tones and how gentle the highlights are. Beautiful compositions.

All on Fomapan 100 4x5, EI 32, developed in XTOL 1+1 or 1+2 by hand in a Jobo-drum.

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RSalles
26-Apr-2015, 17:57
Thanks for the feedback, Renato!
And more, my wife is from S.Pedro do Sul... :)

Great, great. keep posting, S. Pedro do Sul is the town I'm living now, brought/dragged by the wife also
:)

Cheers,

Renato

hendrik faure
28-Apr-2015, 21:42
http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u568/hfa8/survival%20of%20the%20fittest_zpscz6vwqkl.jpg

fp 400 in hc110 1+15 a bit long & hot for graphic application 8x10 exp 16sec (mes.4) v750

Randy Moe
28-Apr-2015, 22:41
http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u568/hfa8/survival%20of%20the%20fittest_zpscz6vwqkl.jpg

fp 400 in hc110 1+15 a bit long & hot for graphic application 8x10 exp 16sec (mes.4) v750

Hendrik, I never care what your process is.

I love your content/context. Always very interesting.

The rest is piffle.

kleinbatavia
29-Apr-2015, 08:35
Hendrik, I never care what your process is.

I love your content/context. Always very interesting.

The rest is piffle.

Randy, I would agree, but I think it is nice to have the tech details with the images as it gives people unfamiliar with Foma an idea of what can be achieved and what sort of results they can get with different developers, processes, etc. That's what I had in mind with the thread anyway.

Hendrik, an interesting image indeed.

Randy Moe
29-Apr-2015, 10:23
Of course, details are very important here.

I simply am a fan of Hendrik's work.

This is a very useful thread.

Domingo A. Siliceo
2-May-2015, 02:05
https://i2.wp.com/postalesdeayer.es/PuentePoniente/elisa.jpeg

Fomapan 100 reverse processed as a slide.

jesse
2-May-2015, 11:48
Shenhao 8x10, Fomapan 100, 360mm f7.7 Goerz Doppel Anastigmat, D76 1:1, 10 mins, Jobo CPP2

http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201505/03/02451491t5zyz9m01ye1tr.jpg

kleinbatavia
3-May-2015, 02:06
https://i2.wp.com/postalesdeayer.es/PuentePoniente/elisa.jpeg

Fomapan 100 reverse processed as a slide.

That gives a nice tonal range. What process did you follow for this one?

koraks
3-May-2015, 04:03
Yeah I'd like to know as well! I got some chemicals from my dad that he used back in the 60s for b&w reversal processing so I might have all the stuff I need anyway. They're all in dry form and in glass bottles so I think they're all fine. Only problem is the missing labels, so I might have to experiment a bit to find out which is which :p

Domingo A. Siliceo
3-May-2015, 08:58
That gives a nice tonal range. What process did you follow for this one?

First developer, acid bath, bleaching bath, second exposure against a flash, second developer, fix and wash. All chemicals mixed at home.

By the way, I forget to mention the lens was a Rodenstock Ysar (Tessar clone) full opened at f/4.5

koraks
3-May-2015, 09:01
was that based on the ilford white paper? What bleach did you use? How much thiosulfate did you use in the first developer and what developer(s) did you use? I suppose I'm looking for some details; the general process is well-known, specific parameters are a little harder to come by, hence my asking.

Domingo A. Siliceo
3-May-2015, 09:09
was that based on the ilford white paper? What bleach did you use? How much thiosulfate did you use in the first developer and what developer(s) did you use? I suppose I'm looking for some details; the general process is well-known, specific parameters are a little harder to come by, hence my asking.

no, it's based on Dufaycolor method - I have read Ilford paper and tried to apply it without success. The bleach is Potassium Permanganate and Sulfuric Acid. The first developer is D-168 and the second is D-158 - no thiosulfate on any of them.

Alessandro Bocchi
3-May-2015, 15:24
Padua (PD) Italy - Direct Positive Paper mini workshop. Linda posing with a book for a shot on film. Dress Hairstyle and Pose by Caterina Santinello.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 9 minutes and 15 seconds at 20° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lighting: A couple of Continuous Light.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8762/16738303353_1afe991b81_b.jpg

Jiri Vasina
3-May-2015, 23:12
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/technika/p13x18-532_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6901)

In early spring (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6901)

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" large format camera and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4,5 lens on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100. Developed in R09 (Rodinal). Full frame.

kleinbatavia
4-May-2015, 07:04
Nice shot, though it looks like the HC110 blew out some of the detail, something it is apparently prone to do. I've not used a lot of it on foma but will do some more experimenting to see how thing turn out. I like the image though, the division of lights and darks in the background is great.


Padua (PD) Italy - Direct Positive Paper mini workshop. Linda posing with a book for a shot on film. Dress Hairstyle and Pose by Caterina Santinello.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 9 minutes and 15 seconds at 20° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lighting: A couple of Continuous Light.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8762/16738303353_1afe991b81_b.jpg

Jiri Vasina
5-May-2015, 00:13
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p13x18-533-1_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6903)

Tulips on the windowsill (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6903)

Part of my "For whom they are?" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=1305) portfolio.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 300mm f:5.6 lens on 13x18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

Regular Rod
5-May-2015, 04:46
That's a lovely image Jiri...

:)
RR

Jiri Vasina
5-May-2015, 09:04
Thanks, Rod... I take great inspiration from some of the photos presented here, especially those "around the house". I have tried several lately, but only this one came out well enough...

Regular Rod
5-May-2015, 09:32
Sudek made some of his greatest photographs "around the house"...
;)
RR

Philippe Grunchec
5-May-2015, 09:41
So did Paul Strand (The World on my Doorstep).

Jiri Vasina
5-May-2015, 10:14
Yes, they did (and so do others. To name just a few from the members here: Ken Lee, Jonathan K.,...). And the more I try (and the less I succeed), the greater my admiration for them...

Pete Watkins
5-May-2015, 11:59
Foma 200 @ 200 in D-76H 1-1 alkali, water stop 7 alkali fixer.

hendrik faure
5-May-2015, 14:02
Hendrik, I never care what your process is.

I love your content/context. Always very interesting.

The rest is piffle.

Randy,
thank you so much. I had to consult dictionary for the word piffle, you are definitely right.
yet I need some (lowtec) process. applied to this picture see alternative thread
Hendrik

Gary Tarbert
6-May-2015, 06:29
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p13x18-533-1_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6903)

Tulips on the windowsill (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6903)

Part of my "For whom they are?" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=1305) portfolio.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 300mm f:5.6 lens on 13x18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.Very nice Jiri , I think you succeeded with this one . Cheers Gary

kleinbatavia
6-May-2015, 07:06
Experimented a bit more with HC110 today and got a mixed bag. Some images look nice, one looks like the highlights blew out. Might have been the lens though, the blow-out was the only shot with a lens I had not used before. Both images are processed in a jobo expert drum. HC110, B, 6 minutes at 20C. Both shot with a Wista 45D on foma 100. The first shot (branch in water) is with a rodenstock 210mm 5.6, the second (path in the forest) with a schneider 150mm 4.5. The highlights in the flowers have clearly blown out, but the curve looks reasonable so I will test the lens to see how the shutter is.

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Jiri Vasina
6-May-2015, 07:59
Thank you, Gary

HCST
7-May-2015, 02:53
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Fomapan 200 @ 100 / D76
Great photos. I love this.

Daniel Unkefer
9-May-2015, 06:49
Sounds like an impressive haul! I'm sure you'll get great shots with the film. In case you are outside Europe, there's an alternative to Germany for future purchases. It's lens www.fomafoto.com They have great prices and very reasonable shipping. From the EU it does not make sense as the hit we take on import charges and custom fees exceeds the price difference with two of the large German vendors. Outside Europe, they are great.

Thanks for that! I have bookmarked the site. They have 9x12cm FOMA 100 for 20.42 EU.

A great price!

Atracksler
10-May-2015, 06:51
Some shots from yesterday on Fomapan 100. Developed in Caffenol. Some fogging, so they had to be light roomed a bit....

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Colorado CJ
10-May-2015, 17:08
Foma 200 is my go-to film for 4x5, mostly because of price, but I also REALLY like it!

I'll post a few here over the next few days.

"Life On the Edge"

Foma 200, Zone VI 4x5, Nikkor SW 180mm F5.6 at F22, 25A gel. Developed in HC-110 (dilution H) for 9 minutes. Extensive movements.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3861/14768094699_3525c1215c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p)Life on the Edge (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Pfiltz
10-May-2015, 17:58
Foma 200 is my go-to film for 4x5, mostly because of price, but I also REALLY like it!

I'll post a few here over the next few days.

"Life On the Edge"

Foma 200, Zone VI 4x5, Nikkor SW 180mm F5.6 at F22, 25A gel. Developed in HC-110 (dilution H) for 9 minutes. Extensive movements.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3861/14768094699_3525c1215c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p)Life on the Edge (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Damn!

RSalles
10-May-2015, 19:01
Nice Andrew, Foma is good, I've only tried 100, drove me crazy with reciprocity for little amount of light I tried, but it's a brilliant film when you have light enough to work with, found also a great film to work with textures - I have some 4x5 with Foma 100 & HC-110 1:200 in stand which came nicely too,

Cheers,

Renato

Colorado CJ
10-May-2015, 19:35
Thanks guys. Here's one more.

"Tower of Babel"

Foma 200 rated at 120 ISO and developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone VI 4x5, Fujinon W 125mm F5.6 lens.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8565/16232762096_56b8f5a243_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJr9Cy)Tower of Babel - Garden of the Gods (https://flic.kr/p/qJr9Cy) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

RSalles
11-May-2015, 07:46
Nice!

kleinbatavia
11-May-2015, 08:09
Nice composition. I like contrasty images, but am starting to get the idea that HC110 may indeed not be the best developer for foma. I've played around and experimented a bit myself lately and am struggling to keep the highlights in check. Much like the clouds next to the tree. Darks are nice and open though, which is great. Happy to hear what experience others have with HC110. Will switch back to my good old APH09 (rodinal) for the time being.


Foma 200 is my go-to film for 4x5, mostly because of price, but I also REALLY like it!

I'll post a few here over the next few days.

"Life On the Edge"

Foma 200, Zone VI 4x5, Nikkor SW 180mm F5.6 at F22, 25A gel. Developed in HC-110 (dilution H) for 9 minutes. Extensive movements.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3861/14768094699_3525c1215c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p)Life on the Edge (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Colorado CJ
11-May-2015, 08:37
Nice composition. I like contrasty images, but am starting to get the idea that HC110 may indeed not be the best developer for foma. I've played around and experimented a bit myself lately and am struggling to keep the highlights in check. Much like the clouds next to the tree. Darks are nice and open though, which is great. Happy to hear what experience others have with HC110. Will switch back to my good old APH09 (rodinal) for the time being.

I've actually moved on to Pyrocat MC for Foma 200. Under constant agitation, it develops in 8.5 minutes. The Pyrocat seems to get a lot more information out of the highlights, don't know if that is because of staining or what. I DO know that I am really liking the look.

Here's another developed in the Pyrocat MC

Foma 200 rated at 120 ISO and developed in Pycrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone VI 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7. This shot was just at sunrise with the western side of the rocks in heavy shadow and a light sky. Just to show the dynamic range of the Foma 200 with Pyrocat MC.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7536/16259110135_ccd4ea171f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qLLbZ6)Garden of the Gods - 2 (https://flic.kr/p/qLLbZ6) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

jesse
11-May-2015, 11:45
Foma 200 is my go-to film for 4x5, mostly because of price, but I also REALLY like it!

I'll post a few here over the next few days.

"Life On the Edge"

Foma 200, Zone VI 4x5, Nikkor SW 180mm F5.6 at F22, 25A gel. Developed in HC-110 (dilution H) for 9 minutes. Extensive movements.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3861/14768094699_3525c1215c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p)Life on the Edge (https://flic.kr/p/ov1m3p) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr


This is nice!

gsinico
11-May-2015, 14:07
Thanks guys. Here's one more.

"Tower of Babel"

Foma 200 rated at 120 ISO and developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone VI 4x5, Fujinon W 125mm F5.6 lens.

really nice!


https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8565/16232762096_56b8f5a243_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJr9Cy)Tower of Babel - Garden of the Gods (https://flic.kr/p/qJr9Cy) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Jiri Vasina
13-May-2015, 00:40
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p5x7-037_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6917)

Blooming Cherry
Added to my "Song of Trees" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=6193) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 on 5×7" sheet of Fomapan 200, exposed at EI 125, developed in Rodinal as N-1 development. Full frame.

towolf
14-May-2015, 08:31
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/13937577776_00980300d3_b.jpg (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/13937577776_00980300d3_b.jpg)

Linhof Super Technika V, Schneider SA 90mm, Fomapan 100, Rodinal 1+100 stand

Domingo A. Siliceo
14-May-2015, 11:19
https://i2.wp.com/postalesdeayer.es/Aguilas/casa_Dani_aguilas_procesada.jpeg

Águilas, Murcia, Spain

Fomapan 100 reversal processed as a slide, Rodenstock Ysar 4.5/150mm

kleinbatavia
14-May-2015, 13:31
Really like this one. Should print well too. Makes me want to try stand development with rodinal, the grain is much finer than when drum processing.




https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/13937577776_00980300d3_b.jpg (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/13937577776_00980300d3_b.jpg)

Linhof Super Technika V, Schneider SA 90mm, Fomapan 100, Rodinal 1+100 stand

kleinbatavia
14-May-2015, 13:34
This one's drum processed. Wista 45D, Foma 100 4x5 8:00 in rodinal 1:50 @ 20C. 133850

Christo.Stankulov
14-May-2015, 14:18
foma 400@200@Rodinal 1+100 1h semi stand
4x5
heliar 210
http://www.cjoint.com/15mi/EEnxqxrKvxp_2015-05-13-0008.jpg

electricphoto
14-May-2015, 17:13
Nice shot, great tones too... and large format portraits are often stiff and a bit too formal, you have great attitude and a relaxed feel in this - very nice. Love the light.



foma 400@200@Rodinal 1+100 1h semi stand
4x5
heliar 210
http://www.cjoint.com/15mi/EEnxqxrKvxp_2015-05-13-0008.jpg

Jiri Vasina
15-May-2015, 00:06
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p5x7-038-c_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6922)

Shelter in the Fields
Added to my "Serene Landscape" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=466) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 on 5×7" sheet of Fomapan 200 exposed at EI 125, developed in Rodinal. Cropped the bottom a bit.

HCST
15-May-2015, 00:52
Great photos. This is just wonderful. This space!
Tomas

GPX
15-May-2015, 06:24
Fomapan 200, developed in Rodinal, Wisner Expedition 8x10 with unbranded antique lens
133871

nede
15-May-2015, 08:04
wow GPX! very nice photograph!
a lot of digital "correction" before you posted it here?

Jiri Vasina
15-May-2015, 08:27
GPX, excellent photograph...

Gary Tarbert
15-May-2015, 08:40
Hi Jiri , love your work , may i suggest reducing the amount of sky to a more panoramic view ,just my two cents . cheers Gary

Colorado CJ
15-May-2015, 16:25
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p5x7-038-c_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6922)

Shelter in the Fields
Added to my "Serene Landscape" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=466) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 on 5×7" sheet of Fomapan 200 exposed at EI 125, developed in Rodinal. Cropped the bottom a bit.

I really like this! Gives me a real peacefull feeling.

Colorado CJ
15-May-2015, 16:30
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Michael Graves
15-May-2015, 17:11
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

That is gorgeous, Andrew.

kleinbatavia
16-May-2015, 00:54
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Very nice indeed. Never tried develooing in pyrocat, but am starting to think I should...

Colorado CJ
17-May-2015, 14:59
Thanks guys. I really like the Pyrocat with these Foma films.

Here's one more I shot yesterday while out hiking.

Foma 200 at 120 ISO developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone VI 4x5 and Fujinon W 125mm F5.6 lens. I don't know why, but Flickr really messes with the sharpness and contrast when uploading, doesn't look very good compared to whats on my Photoshop screen.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5453/17766080046_cde4372fe7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t4VNCW)Red Mountain (https://flic.kr/p/t4VNCW) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

RSalles
17-May-2015, 15:33
Andrew,

I like the picture above but it came with a color cast on the clouds which isn't expected in a bw picture,

Cheers,

Renato

Colorado CJ
17-May-2015, 15:39
Andrew,

I like the picture above but it came with a color cast on the clouds which isn't expected in a bw picture,

Cheers,

Renato

Yeah, sometimes with these uploaded images I like to add some sepia as I would if I were making a print. I might have overdone this one a tad :)

RSalles
17-May-2015, 16:53
Andrew, I see...

Sometimes for "electronic sepia" I use to convert the file to BW, and again to RGB to get rid of some color intrusion. It "sort of" works for me.
I'm trying to emulate/reverse engineered the sepias from Ken Lee but had failed miserably. I remember until now, maybe 20 years after having done sepia to wet prints with a product which I don't remember the name anymore, but the smell, OMG, it really stinks very badly,

Cheers,

Renato

Scott --
17-May-2015, 17:17
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5338/17768470636_c3296c1e71_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t594h1)img374 (https://flic.kr/p/t594h1) by Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/), on Flickr

Arista.EDU Ultra 100 (Fomapan 100) in Adanol 1:100

kleinbatavia
18-May-2015, 06:48
Some images I created yesterday. Fomapan 200 4x5 in rodinal 1:50 for 9:00 in a rotary drum @ 20C. Shot with an old Wista 45D.

134004
https://www.flickr.com/photos/macrofotografie/17810697851/in/dateposted-public/

jesse
18-May-2015, 09:18
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr


Very nice!

jesse
18-May-2015, 09:25
Ebony 4x5, Carl Zeiss Protar 141mm f18, Fomapan 100
http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201505/149/14934/14934_1431965380.jpg

Alessandro Bocchi
18-May-2015, 13:14
Pastrengo (VR) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Chiara Ballista at Palo Palo Wallygator Wakeboard park.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/25 second at f 5.6
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 7 minutes and 15 seconds at 23° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/17828467132_207cd4bcc8_b.jpg

RSalles
18-May-2015, 17:12
Alessandro, Jesse, Scott, Klein,

Excellent work!

Renato

Colorado CJ
19-May-2015, 19:10
One more, just finished drying.

This is an old railroad depot, the Great Western Railway, located in my home town.

Taken with a Zone VI 4x5 camera and Kodak Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens. Shot on Foma 200 rated at 120 and developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8875/17692321898_cbab0fd642_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sXpLUJ)Great Western Railway (https://flic.kr/p/sXpLUJ) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

steveo
20-May-2015, 03:14
I shot the better part of a box of fomapan 100 but I ended up with very little to show for it. I'm a big advocate of using cheap film for your first few (dozen!) sheets so the silly basic mistakes don't cost so much, just leaving the big ones later for the last sheet of slide film...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8620/16046829431_02ef362c53_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qs1cjX)Pine wood autumn (https://flic.kr/p/qs1cjX) by Steven (https://www.flickr.com/photos/49248828@N06/), on Flickr

electricphoto
20-May-2015, 17:28
Very Nice. You got that one. Well done.


I shot the better part of a box of fomapan 100 but I ended up with very little to show for it. I'm a big advocate of using cheap film for your first few (dozen!) sheets so the silly basic mistakes don't cost so much, just leaving the big ones later for the last sheet of slide film...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8620/16046829431_02ef362c53_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qs1cjX)Pine wood autumn (https://flic.kr/p/qs1cjX) by Steven (https://www.flickr.com/photos/49248828@N06/), on Flickr

steveo
21-May-2015, 02:37
Very Nice. You got that one. Well done.

Thanks.

Moomike
22-May-2015, 08:35
Loads of brilliant shots in this thread & loads of inspiration!

My first image sharing post here & my first 2 shots on large format - is a massive challenge but totally got me to slow down & the fact that my images actually turned out gave me a sense of satisfaction that I very rarely get from any other format :) Both were shot on a Calumet 4x5 using Fomapan 100 (shot at box speed) and developed in Rodinal - stand developed for 40 minutes.

The compositions aren't the best (it's going to take some getting used to this ground glass thing!) & the skies could have been better but I am sharing more for the fact they actually turned out :) There's a slight light leak too that's resulted in some unevenness of tones in both images but I'm working on sorting that now.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Moomike_geckoworks/New_Brighton_01_final.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Moomike_geckoworks/media/New_Brighton_01_final.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Moomike_geckoworks/Bidston_Windmill_01_final.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Moomike_geckoworks/media/Bidston_Windmill_01_final.jpg.html)

Colorado CJ
22-May-2015, 16:59
I shot the better part of a box of fomapan 100 but I ended up with very little to show for it. I'm a big advocate of using cheap film for your first few (dozen!) sheets so the silly basic mistakes don't cost so much, just leaving the big ones later for the last sheet of slide film...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8620/16046829431_02ef362c53_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qs1cjX)Pine wood autumn (https://flic.kr/p/qs1cjX) by Steven (https://www.flickr.com/photos/49248828@N06/), on Flickr


Loads of brilliant shots in this thread & loads of inspiration!

My first image sharing post here & my first 2 shots on large format - is a massive challenge but totally got me to slow down & the fact that my images actually turned out gave me a sense of satisfaction that I very rarely get from any other format :) Both were shot on a Calumet 4x5 using Fomapan 100 (shot at box speed) and developed in Rodinal - stand developed for 40 minutes.

The compositions aren't the best (it's going to take some getting used to this ground glass thing!) & the skies could have been better but I am sharing more for the fact they actually turned out. There's a slight light leak too that's resulted in some unevenness of tones in both images but I'm working on sorting that now.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Moomike_geckoworks/New_Brighton_01_final.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Moomike_geckoworks/media/New_Brighton_01_final.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Moomike_geckoworks/Bidston_Windmill_01_final.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Moomike_geckoworks/media/Bidston_Windmill_01_final.jpg.html)


Both of these are excellent! Looks like I need to pick up some Foma 100.

Colorado CJ
22-May-2015, 17:02
Guess I'll post this here as well (already posted in the old buildings thread).

Sugar Plant

Foma 200 rated at 120 ISO. Taken with a Zone VI 4x5 and Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens. Developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8757/17879715522_b0e93950a9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/teYdvh)Sugar Plant (https://flic.kr/p/teYdvh) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Moomike
22-May-2015, 17:10
Both of these are excellent! Looks like I need to pick up some Foma 100.

Thank you Andrew.


Guess I'll post this here as well (already posted in the old buildings thread).

Sugar Plant

...

That is an excellent image! I'm only just realizing what can be achieved with large format & the depth of field you've achieved here is brilliant, really draws you into the shot. Nicely done.

jesse
23-May-2015, 11:19
Alessandro, Jesse, Scott, Klein,

Excellent work!

Renato

Thank you Renato

kleinbatavia
24-May-2015, 02:23
Vey nice, well done MooMike!

kleinbatavia
25-May-2015, 04:01
Wista 45D, Fomapan 200 4x5 shot at 160. Developed in rodinal 1:50 for 9:00 rotary @ 20C.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/macrofotografie/17816203368/in/dateposted-public/

Moomike
26-May-2015, 09:20
Vey nice, well done MooMike!

Thank you :)

Love the control of tones & bokeh in your shot too - nicely done.

Moomike
26-May-2015, 09:26
Here's another couple of shots:

13 minute exposure, f/32, Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal - I wanted to actually see if I could calculate the exposure properly & also as a test to see how the grain was handled. Was interesting how there are no reflections of the hills - not quite sure why to be honest?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5327/17463976494_a563151d92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sBerM1)Silver waters. (https://flic.kr/p/sBerM1) by Michael Garton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127869533@N06/), on Flickr

Depth of field test before Scheimpflug tests with selective focus - opened up a whole new world of "seeing" an image for me.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7728/18090080165_7154870f8b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tyyozT)Log on a hill. (https://flic.kr/p/tyyozT) by Michael Garton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127869533@N06/), on Flickr

Cheers for looking.

Mike.

Drachenlaeufer
26-May-2015, 23:24
Interesting shot. You got no reflections of the hills because during 13 (!) minutes the reflecting water gives so much movements, that it's impossible for a sharp reflection.

Jiri Vasina
26-May-2015, 23:48
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p13x18-535_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6939)

Old Tree and House
Added to my "Song of Trees" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=6193) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" camera and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

kleinbatavia
27-May-2015, 01:44
Here's another couple of shots:

13 minute exposure, f/32, Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal - I wanted to actually see if I could calculate the exposure properly & also as a test to see how the grain was handled. Was interesting how there are no reflections of the hills - not quite sure why to be honest?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5327/17463976494_a563151d92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sBerM1)Silver waters. (https://flic.kr/p/sBerM1) by Michael Garton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127869533@N06/), on Flickr

Depth of field test before Scheimpflug tests with selective focus - opened up a whole new world of "seeing" an image for me.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7728/18090080165_7154870f8b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tyyozT)Log on a hill. (https://flic.kr/p/tyyozT) by Michael Garton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127869533@N06/), on Flickr

Cheers for looking.

Mike.

It's always fun to play with film. The exposure latitude is quite large. Once you're in long exposure teritory it's amazing how well shots turn out, even when using "guesstimates". The reflection would be gone because of the movement on the water. In a regular exposure any ripples would distort the reflection. In a long exposure it just disappears. As an experiment... Photograph a dimly lit bridge at night. Often the passing cars just disappear...

Jiri Vasina
27-May-2015, 23:06
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p13x18-536-1_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6943)

Gnarled cherry tree
Add to my "Song of Trees" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=6193) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" camera and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

scheinfluger_77
28-May-2015, 17:29
Is this your place Jiri, it looks nice and restful

HCST
28-May-2015, 20:25
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p13x18-536-1_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6943)

Gnarled cherry tree
Add to my "Song of Trees" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=6193) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" camera and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

I like that. Nice place.
Tomas.

Jiri Vasina
29-May-2015, 00:16
Thank you. No, it's not my place. This and my previous photo ("Old Tree and House") are from a vilage where my wife's grand- and great-grandparents used to live. It's a small vilage (50-70 houses) with very calm and pleasant atmosphere. We try to go there several times a year to relax... I have taken another photo there, which I posted in the "Old Things, Farms, Barns, Buildings" (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?71352-Old-Things-Farms-Barns-Buildings-Plus&p=1247558&viewfull=1#post1247558) thread.

Jiri Vasina
31-May-2015, 23:26
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p4x6-099-c_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6947)

Tulips in a garden

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 4¾×6½" (Half-Plate) sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal.

electricphoto
1-Jun-2015, 17:27
Lovely... really nice. Do you wait for a calm time with no breeze or was you shutter fast enough to deal with the air moving?



http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p4x6-099-c_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6947)

Tulips in a garden

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 4¾×6½" (Half-Plate) sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal.

Jiri Vasina
1-Jun-2015, 22:11
electricphoto, thank you.
I had to wait for calm time indeed, as my exposure parameters were: aperture f/11, shutter 1/3s (metered at EI 64 for N development).

Jiri

Jiri Vasina
2-Jun-2015, 01:07
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p4x6-100_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6949)

Intruder

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 4¾×6½" (Half-Plate) sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal.

Michael W
2-Jun-2015, 19:15
Intruder

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 4¾×6½" (Half-Plate) sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal.

Superb! It's great to see examples of what this film is capable of.

Jiri Vasina
3-Jun-2015, 00:09
Superb! It's great to see examples of what this film is capable of.

Thank you, Michael. Foma films have their drawbacks (reciprocity failure; some point to quality issues, though I did not notice any significant problems there;...), but I wouldn't hesitate to use them for anything. Fomapan 100 is a great film IMHO. (I'm learning to use Fomapan 200 in sheets yet, I have used only a couple of sheets. But it seems to be on the right track to stay in my repertoire)

And here is another one for today:


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p13x18-537_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6951)

Blooming Cherry II
Part of my "Song of Trees" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=6193) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 13x18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

Jiri Vasina
4-Jun-2015, 00:58
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p4x6-101_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6953)

Full bloom

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 lens on 4¾×6½" (half-plate) sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

moltogordo
4-Jun-2015, 02:27
There are some inspirational photos in this thread. I'm especially impressed with Colorado CJ's combination of 4x5 Foma 200, and Pyrocat. I will certainly try that combination, as I have settled on Pyrocat HD with Shanghai 4x5, a film that I like a lot in 4x5. As a matter of fact, I use only Shanghai in Pyrocat HD, T-Max 100 in Xtol, and HP5 in HC110 in large format, period. I'm going to try Foma 200 in Pyrocat for sure, so thank you muchly, CJ!!!

I now shoot mainly 4x5 and subminiature (half frame, Pen F), and I thought I'd post something completely different here, as a total foil to the aesthetic of large format.

I use Fomapan 400 almost exclusively in subminiature, souping it in Rodinal 1:25 with frequent (2x a minute) agitation for 8 minutes. Reason? It's the best way of getting the grimy 1950's "Mechanics Illustrated" heavy grain photos I have a peculiar fondness for. Used to get it with 2475 Recording, and old Tri-X, but now that Tri-X is just another "me too" ASA 400 film, I've gone to Foma 400 in half-frame almost exclusively. Here are two examples of my usage of Foma 400 in this format.

Both pictures shot with an Olympus Pen FT, 70mm f2.0 Zuiko lens, Foma 400, developed in Rodinal.

http://www.pbase.com/moltogordo/image/158339666.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/moltogordo/image/158475576.jpg

moltogordo
4-Jun-2015, 02:33
With respect to Foma 200, I've only shot one roll. That was last winter, when I did a series on Telachick Creek, a small trout spawning rivulet near where I live. I had excellent results with HC110, but at a 1:63 dilution, for 10 minutes, at box speed. I use this dilution exclusively with this developer (Mostly with HP5) because it's almost impossible to blow highlights at this dilution, and the tonal graduation is very good. Again, this is full frame 35mm work, not 4x5. Nikon FM, 43-86mm f3.5 Zoom.

Given Colorado CJ's success with this film in 4x5 with Pyrocat, I am certainly going to try it - just ordered a box of it today.


Foma 200 in HC110 at 1:63 for 10 minutes. The detail in the snow with this combination impressed me, and I'll use it again for winter snow photography. Given that we have 6+ month winters in the icebox where I live (Prince George BC), I'll probably order a bulk roll of the stuff. :rolleyes:

http://www.pbase.com/moltogordo/image/159777139.jpg

Jiri Vasina
8-Jun-2015, 23:31
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p13x18-539_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6959)

Cherries by a Road II
Added to my "Serene Landscape" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=466) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

gsinico
9-Jun-2015, 00:27
I start Foma few sheets ago, this is a portrait I put also in the portrait serie...
foma 100
http://www.gelatina.altervista.org/pics/bn/bn_people/bn_portraits/Bruna_web.jpg

wickerman
21-Jun-2015, 09:41
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/555/18836624888_2d08e671a9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGwCjC)Herringfleet Smock Mill (https://flic.kr/p/uGwCjC) by wickerman6 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87008388@N07/), on Flickr

Toyo CF45, Nikkor-SW 90mm f8, Fomapan 200, Rodinal 1+50

kleinbatavia
21-Jun-2015, 21:06
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/555/18836624888_2d08e671a9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGwCjC)Herringfleet Smock Mill (https://flic.kr/p/uGwCjC) by wickerman6 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87008388@N07/), on Flickr

Toyo CF45, Nikkor-SW 90mm f8, Fomapan 200, Rodinal 1+50

Nice shot. Is the contrast in the mill something you generally get with te nikkor lens or something specific to this omage?

kleinbatavia
21-Jun-2015, 21:07
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p13x18-539_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6959)

Cherries by a Road II
Added to my "Serene Landscape" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=466) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame.

Spring is reall here. Nice Jiri!

Jiri Vasina
21-Jun-2015, 23:13
Thanks...

wickerman
22-Jun-2015, 01:19
Nice shot. Is the contrast in the mill something you generally get with te nikkor lens or something specific to this omage?

Thanks.

As I have only had the camera and lens for just over a week I don't really feel qualified to comment on the attributes of the lens at the moment.

The shot was really a test shot to make sure that the holder that came with the camera was light tight. I was quite pleased with the shot as I managed to miscalculate the exposure and over exposed by 2 stops (it was early in the morning). I tried to compensate by cutting the developing time down by 10%, it seems to have worked.

Colorado CJ
30-Jul-2015, 19:23
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat Mc for 8.5 minutes. Zone VI 4x5, Fujinon W 125mm F5.6 lens, 2 stop soft grad nd filter.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/539/18813408895_1514b03520_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uEtD1T)Mountain Storm (https://flic.kr/p/uEtD1T) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

electricphoto
31-Jul-2015, 17:09
Very nice with your Mountain Storm. Can't believe that upper left corner is sky... wow.

mdm
31-Jul-2015, 21:28
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9TxVVW0Ca68/VbxKjK3eFzI/AAAAAAAACTQ/K9T5UXiuIQg/s1600/wp005.jpg

Gary Tarbert
1-Aug-2015, 03:53
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/jaro/p13x18-539_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=6959)

Cherries by a Road II
Added to my "Serene Landscape" (http://www.vasina.net/?page_id=466) series.

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm f:4.5 on 13×18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal. Full frame. hi Jiri , i cannot open any of the images you have posted lately on this forum for some reason , Which is a shame because i like your work . Cheers Gary

Jiri Vasina
3-Aug-2015, 01:24
Gary, thanks.

I had a server outage while I was away on holiday - a few days with absolutely zero net access. I learned about the server being down only after I came back, and it should hopefuly be up and running now...

Gary Tarbert
3-Aug-2015, 03:59
Gary, thanks.

I had a server outage while I was away on holiday - a few days with absolutely zero net access. I learned about the server being down only after I came back, and it should hopefuly be up and running now... Now that's better . Cheers Gary

kleinbatavia
4-Aug-2015, 01:35
Hello Jiri,

On a slightly different note, but I was wondering how you scan you 5x8's?

Thanks.

Jiri Vasina
4-Aug-2015, 22:49
Hello,

I have made a holder for 5x8" (and also for the other sizes, 13x18cm and half-plate). I have used a plastic magnetic sheet (I don't know how to translate it correctly, so have a look at those images here (https://www.google.cz/search?q=magnetick%C3%A1+folie&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X)). They are made in different thicknesses, and I have chosen the one closest to the recommended distance of the film sheet from the glass on my Epson V700 scanner. I don't remember the correct distance any more, as it's already several years. I have cut 2 sheets on each size at least 2cm larger than the film size to be scanned (but so that it fits the glass area of the scanner, and also so that it leaves 2cm transparent and uncovered at the start of the scanning area for calibration - like what have the original 4x5 or 120 film holders). Then I have glued them firmly together on one side so that it can be opened like a book or magazine. The glue should be up to 1cm from the edge of the holder (it should hold well even for repeated opening and a bit of pulling). Then cut a rectangular hole in every direction 5mm smaller than the film size to be scanned - those 5mm on each side are used to hold the film.

I hope you understand my description at least a bit, I'm less than perfect when trying to describe technical and engineering issues... ;)

Barry Kirsten
4-Aug-2015, 23:40
Hi Jiri, your English is good enough for me. It sounds like this is the same material recommended by Sandy King as a border into which 'glop' is poured in the carbon transfer process... excellent article at: http://www.alternativephotography.com/wp/processes/carbon-carbro/the-carbon-transfer-process This is flexible magnetic plastic material used in signage etc. I use some of this material to reduce slightly the 6x9 frames supplied for the Epson V600 so that I can scan the slightly smaller 2.25 x 3.25 format. Thanks for this tip for odd-sized large negatives. (Also a secret admirer of your work.)

kleinbatavia
5-Aug-2015, 23:37
Good morning Jiri, thank you very much! Sounds very practical. I've tried with cardboard, but that was never a big success. Now to see about getting my hands on some of that magnetic stuff. I'll keep you posted.

jesse
8-Aug-2015, 12:30
Shenhao 8x10 Fomapan 100, Carl Zeiss Dagor f9

http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201508/149/14934/14934_1439062094.jpg

tonyowen
9-Aug-2015, 09:27
With all of the above amazing images I'm hoping that someone can aid me.

I'm new to 4x5 photography and an using a Calumet CC401.
I'm using Fomapan100 4x5 sheet film, which I'm exposing at 100 asa.
I use Ilfosol 3 developer @ 20 degrees C diluted 1+9
I use a Jobo 2500 drum with a 2509n reel and process 4 films at a time.
I’ve reduced the recommended developing time from (recommended ???) 5min to 4.5m and now 4m.
All processing including 5m presoak is done in rotary tank, unidirectional continuous hand rotation.
All liquids volumes (presoak, developer, stop bath and fixer) are 270ml.
HOWEVER, all films (I've now used 18) are very dense - I can scan them but the results, whilst okay, are not outstanding.
Whilst there are many factors that could result in dense negatives (wrong exposure, wrong lens setting, faulty lens, etc etc) I'm wondering if (other things being equal) that I should adopt a different isa rating for the Fomapan 100 4x5 sheet film.
regards
Tony

koraks
9-Aug-2015, 10:07
I've shot many sheets of foam 100 rated at 100 and I'm by far not very anal when it comes to exposure, so I regularly over or under expose by as much as a stop. Only drastic overexposure and/or massive overdevelopment causes bullet proof negatives. I've had this happen with a roll of delta 100 once in a camera with a lens that didn't stop down smoothly (slr camera). I'd look in different places than exposing at a higher iso.

Rick A
9-Aug-2015, 13:07
With all of the above amazing images I'm hoping that someone can aid me.

I'm new to 4x5 photography and an using a Calumet CC401.
I'm using Fomapan100 4x5 sheet film, which I'm exposing at 100 asa.
I use Ilfosol 3 developer @ 20 degrees C diluted 1+9
I use a Jobo 2500 drum with a 2509n reel and process 4 films at a time.
I’ve reduced the recommended developing time from (recommended ???) 5min to 4.5m and now 4m.
All processing including 5m presoak is done in rotary tank, unidirectional continuous hand rotation.
All liquids volumes (presoak, developer, stop bath and fixer) are 270ml.
HOWEVER, all films (I've now used 18) are very dense - I can scan them but the results, whilst okay, are not outstanding.
Whilst there are many factors that could result in dense negatives (wrong exposure, wrong lens setting, faulty lens, etc etc) I'm wondering if (other things being equal) that I should adopt a different isa rating for the Fomapan 100 4x5 sheet film.
regards
Tony

I would double check the meter if I were you. I shoot gobs of Foma 100 in three formats, usually at box speed or at half speed, I never get uber-dense negatives. I process my 4x5 rotary with a reversing base, 120 and 135 in single reel daylight tank, usually at recommended time at 68f. I presoak three minutes, dev for whatever time my developer calls for(D-76 1+1 or PMK pyro), stop, fix with EcoPro Neutral fixer for three minutes, wash, final rinse in distilled water with one drop LFN, hang to dry. I never scan negatives, I only print, then scan finished prints to share here and one other site.

JeRuFo
9-Aug-2015, 15:35
At box speed I block up the shadows very easily. Fomapan 100 is very forgiving of overexposure. I shoot it at EI 32 and place the darkest shadow at -2. I'd start with that and maybe reduce development again if still too dense. But the problem is usually in the shooting. Foma 100 has a very pronounced toe, but not much shoulder, so you can get the shadows on the straight part more by simply giving it more light.
Don't forget about reciprocity failure with Foma 100 either, the compensation goes up quickly. I found the charts posted online to be accurate.

Also, this short a development time makes it hard to exactly repeat the process every time. I'd try a little colder developer (or more diluted, I have never used Ilfosol) so you can replicate it easier. Also, continuous agitation by hand seems a bit excessive. I don't know how much agitation Ilfosol requires, but an initial 30s of continuous agitation and then once every 30s is more common.

You are sure you are using the scanner correctly, right?

kleinbatavia
10-Aug-2015, 01:24
Not sure what is happening there, I only had an issue with foma 100 once and it was because my shutter was off. I shoot about 50-100 sheets a month, mainly in 13x18 and negatives generally come out fine. I shoot box or 1/3 stop slower and develop in a rotary drum in APH09 1:50 for 8 minutes at 20 degrees. I've also done some processing with manual inversion to see if the difference in the curve would warrant the additional work, however, found that unless you push the film hard, rotary is perfectly fine. I've also experimented with HC110 stock in the past, this was also fine, but I've stuck with APH09. I sometimes do a quick pre-rinse more than soak, just to get rid of most of the anti-halation layer colouring, but when in a hurry or just doing one batch (6) sheets, I often just skip this and just start with the developer. Either way, I've found foma to be a very forgiving film. These days I also use a lot of foma 200, which is quite different from the 100 version. I expose it at 160 or 100.

koraks
10-Aug-2015, 03:55
Can you comment on the differences between the 100 and the 200? I'm considering acquiring some of that.

tonyowen
10-Aug-2015, 10:59
Also, this short a development time makes it hard to exactly repeat the process every time. Also, continuous agitation by hand seems a bit excessive. I don't know how much agitation Ilfosol requires, but an initial 30s of continuous agitation and then once every 30s is more common. You are sure you are using the scanner correctly, right?
Okay, first things first - I've found by 'sound recording of the shutter that the actual shutter speed are about twice what they should be (ie 1/8s is 1/4, 1/30s is 1/20). Hence I have I believe found a major element in my dense negatives.
Re continuous rotation versus intermittent - surely with 270ml of liquid not rotating continuously would mean some negative are covered with developer whist the other negatives in the tank are sitting 'dry'.
Regarding development time, now I found the shutter speed error, I'll have restart my assessment of the recommended 5 min developing time (the Massive Development Chart).
Am I using the scanner correctly?? Yes I think so, it is a HP 3520s all-in-one machine and dependant upon the negative I scan (at 1200) with the cover open or closed.
I've attached 4 images to show what I'm doing.
regards
Tony
138180138181138182138183

koraks
10-Aug-2015, 12:32
It's kind of difficult to give good advice without having seen the negatives in person or without having done any densitometry on them. But going by the scans, images 3 and 4 look a bit like they were underexposed and overdeveloped to me. It's hard to tell though. And I'm not sure how well your scanner handles high densities; I use an Epson myself, but in general these multifunction machines like yours aren't very useful for scanning film. You could try and borrow a scanner from a friend or having some scans done by someone with a better scanner, or otherwise try to make some darkroom prints (or even contact prints) to see if your negatives are really that bad. Maybe they're just fine as they are; the scans just don't look very good to me.

Also, continuous agitation will result in quicker buildup of density and if you have weak (underexposed) shadows to begin with, you will end up with more contrast than you were hoping for. I assume you know that you need to adjust development times downward with continuous agitation, as development times are usually listed for intermittent agitation (every 30 to 60s). And your shutter doesn't sound that far off that you would necessarily end up with useless negatives.

tonyowen
10-Aug-2015, 13:24
I'm not sure how well your scanner handles high densities; Maybe they're just fine as they are; the scans just don't look very good to me. . I assume you know that you need to adjust development times downward with continuous agitation, as development times are usually listed for intermittent agitation (every 30 to 60s). And your shutter doesn't sound that far off that you would necessarily end up with useless negatives.

Dense negative require 'my' scanner cover to be open - to allow more light onto the negative. 'Thin' negative are processed with the cover closed. I've use the 'colour' or the 'greyscale' setting for scanning at 1200 either directly from the scanner or indirectly as an import with photoshop or gimp.

Yes I'm aware of the problems associated with using general rather than specific equipment, but ........

Agreed about the time reduction for 'continuous rotation' hence the reduction from the recommended 5min down to 4.5m and now 4m.

Agreed that I do not get useless negatives, but now I know the 'actual' shutter values I can aim for better negatives. - A long way to go but at least I'm going forward.

regards
Tony

steveo
12-Aug-2015, 03:07
It sounds more like metering that anything. I've shot a box or two of the stuff and generally got a usable negative except in the copious instances where I messed something up. Your reduction tallys with what I needed to do though I was using Rodinal 1+50 so my times were different and longer I reduced the times by 10%-20%. I'd second the point on trying to make the development times longer, 4 minutes doesn't leave much margin for error. Also might be worth reversing every minute or two.

Having said all that I think on balance of probability you've over exposed the negatives, check your meter against a known good one, maybe check your aperture scale hasn't been messed with, do some bracketing and take copious notes.

Rick A
12-Aug-2015, 04:43
My last sheet of Fomapan 100
B&J 4x5 /210 Wistar
Foma 100/PMK Pyro
scan of 8x10 print
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/411/20324756898_b485e94597_z_d.jpg
Salt Run

chrism
12-Aug-2015, 12:20
Tony,
I don't think the HP3520 is meant to scan film - you are having to scan your negatives as reflective scans, rather than transmission scans. It is possible to do this (when I first did 10x8, I used my Epson 4870 that way as it couldn't do a transmission scan for the whole negative) but it is very hit or miss. Many older Epsons will cope with 4x5 film, and will give far more reliable results.

kleinbatavia
14-Aug-2015, 08:19
Hello Jiri,

Just started scanning a batch of 5x7's! Got a pile of 1mm magnetic sheets and cut the film and calibration sections out. Started scanning with a hight of 2mm and found that the sweet spot for my scanner is at 3mm. Getting very good results with this, scanning at the same settings as I used for 4x5. I'll try to post a few snaps over the weekend. Thanks again for the suggestion!

JW


Hello,

I have made a holder for 5x8" (and also for the other sizes, 13x18cm and half-plate). I have used a plastic magnetic sheet (I don't know how to translate it correctly, so have a look at those images here (https://www.google.cz/search?q=magnetick%C3%A1+folie&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X)). They are made in different thicknesses, and I have chosen the one closest to the recommended distance of the film sheet from the glass on my Epson V700 scanner. I don't remember the correct distance any more, as it's already several years. I have cut 2 sheets on each size at least 2cm larger than the film size to be scanned (but so that it fits the glass area of the scanner, and also so that it leaves 2cm transparent and uncovered at the start of the scanning area for calibration - like what have the original 4x5 or 120 film holders). Then I have glued them firmly together on one side so that it can be opened like a book or magazine. The glue should be up to 1cm from the edge of the holder (it should hold well even for repeated opening and a bit of pulling). Then cut a rectangular hole in every direction 5mm smaller than the film size to be scanned - those 5mm on each side are used to hold the film.

I hope you understand my description at least a bit, I'm less than perfect when trying to describe technical and engineering issues... ;)

kleinbatavia
14-Aug-2015, 12:52
5x7 Fomapan 100 in APH09 @ 20C for 8:00, rotary processed, shot at box speed. (Scanned with a 5x7 holder I hacked from magnetic sheets as suggested by Jiri).

138365

Jiri Vasina
16-Aug-2015, 22:59
I'm very happy to learn it was useful for you...

mike rosenlof
17-Aug-2015, 06:25
Canna leaves. 5x7 Fomapan 200. @ iso 100. Incident meter plus a stop for magnification, should have been two stops, then add some more for reciprocity failure. The neg is OK, but thin. Scanned on an epson 1680 scanner.

138493

kleinbatavia
17-Aug-2015, 09:34
[QUOTE=mike rosenlof;1269007]Canna leaves. 5x7 Fomapan 200. @ iso 100. Incident meter plus a stop for magnification, should have been two stops, then add some more for reciprocity failure. The neg is OK, but thin. Scanned on an epson 1680 scanner.

A thin negative might have been difficult to print, but there's a lot we can do when cheating by using PS... In the end it is about the image and our intention with it... I like the texture in the leaf.

kleinbatavia
17-Aug-2015, 09:36
138498

4x10 (cut 8x10 sheet) Fomapan 200 in APH09 @ 20C for 9:00, rotary processed, shot at 160.

OMU
18-Aug-2015, 12:41
Fomapan 200 in Xtol,

I have done some development test with Fomapan 200 in Xtol 1 + 1, developing in tray at 20 degree C.

My EI is 100 iso.

I have the following development times:

N = 8 min 10 sec
N + 1, 12 min 30 sec
N + 2, 18 min 56 sec
N – 1, 5 min 45 sec
N -2, ?

To avoid a short development time for N - 2, I want to try Xtol 1+2
Any suggestion for an starting point for this combination?

Thanks :-)

JeRuFo
21-Aug-2015, 06:38
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5756/20137206374_7b2c4414e1_o.jpg

There is a big birch tree on our local cemetery. It turns a beautiful yellow in the fall and with the light of the setting sun on it, it glows a nice gold tone. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to find a composition with a lot of leaves framing the graves nicely, because it is located in the oldest section of the cemetery where the graves are spaced awkardly. I kind of liked it this way, with the golden leaves in an arch above the stone (because the leaves on the back of the tree were also in the light), but then the sun went behind some trees never to be seen again that day or that week before the leaves all fell down. With that taking away the one thing that made this image work, I decided to shoot it in black and white instead (because I already setup my camera), but put the film in the box of negatives that I don't feel like developing because I know it probably won't be worth the effort. Usually I develop the oldest from that box first, but this one must have gotten in between other negatives. Almost perfect timing to get me in the mood for the coming fall colors.

Shot with a 210 (either a xenar 4.5 or a Nikkor-W. probably the Nikkor because I was in a hurry and didn't have time to work with the compound shutter on the xenar) on 4x5 Fomapan 100, stand developed in Rodinal 1+100.

Rick A
1-Sep-2015, 13:33
Foma 100 shot at box speed, rotary process PMK Pyro. scan of print

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5739/20663284729_e711f78d5e_z_d.jpg

streaks are scanner artifacts

Daniel Unkefer
2-Sep-2015, 04:22
Plaubel Makina III test, 100mm F2.9 Anticomar @ F4, 1/200 handheld, 6x9cm FOMA Classic 200, processed in straight Microdol-X, in a JOBO Multitank on a Unicolor Uniroller. Scanned on an Epson 4490 scanner. :)


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5645/21053598032_28fd22a9ec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y5rccw)Makina3 #2 (https://flic.kr/p/y5rccw) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
2-Sep-2015, 04:30
Plaubel Makiflex Test, 360mm F5.5 Schneider Tele-Arton @ F8, 1/30 on tripod, 6x9cm FOMA Classic 200, processed in straight Microdol-X, in a JOBO Multitank on a Unicolor Uniroller. Scanned on an Epson 4490 scanner.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/21073944691_9b3295aa19_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y7etxZ)Makiflex Test #4 (https://flic.kr/p/y7etxZ) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

kenj8246
6-Sep-2015, 09:55
Arista EDU Ultra 100 shot at 40 on a Chamonix 045F1, Rodenstock 150mm f4.5. Developed in PMK Pyro, scanned on Epson V700.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5645/21181924872_d3153b73d6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ygLUif)Veteran's Park Civil War display (https://flic.kr/p/ygLUif) by Kenny Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bykenny/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5650/21005430509_2151b5d049_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y1bjEZ)Veteran's Park Civil War display (https://flic.kr/p/y1bjEZ) by Kenny Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bykenny/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/619/21004329368_6a181e1bd9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y15FkN)Veteran's Park Civil War display (https://flic.kr/p/y15FkN) by Kenny Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bykenny/), on Flickr

Kenny

Jiri Vasina
6-Sep-2015, 23:17
Here is my take on some leaves after rain:


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p13x18-547_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=7028)

Leaves with waterdrops

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Meyer Trioplan 260mm f:4.5 lens on 13x18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal (Foma R09). Full frame.

kleinbatavia
14-Sep-2015, 06:34
Hello all, no images this time but an observation. The other day, I opened a new box of fomapan 100 (4x5 exp in 2018). When loading, I noticed the film was more warped than usual and peeled a bit stiffer. I have since shot and developed the film and as it turns out, the film base is much thicker and stiffer than any of the foma film I have used so far. I shoot an average of 2 boxes of foma in various formats a month and all my stock is less than a few months old. Has anyone else noticed a change in the foma films? Not sure it is just this box, will soon know, but it also seems to me that the film has more defects (blemishes in the coating) than normal. I'm used to foma being very consistent, but this is a bit of a disappointment. Happy to hear your experiences!

tonyowen
1-Oct-2015, 05:00
a new box of fomapan 100 (4x5 exp in 2018) - but this is a bit of a disappointment - Happy to hear your experiences!
Observation - two weeks and no response, not even from the manufacturers!!!
Question - is something really wrong with the film??
Question - has this thread died???
regards
Tony

Jiri Vasina
1-Oct-2015, 06:06
I don't think anyone from Foma (the manufacturer) keeps an eye on this forum, unfortunatelly. I agree it would be wise of them to do so.

I order my Foma films in batches which usually last 2-3 years (in the fridge), and my last order was roughly a year ago. So no, I can't comment on any new batch of their films...

JeRuFo
1-Oct-2015, 06:52
I bought 2 boxes Foma100 in 4x5 about a month ago. The first box seems fine, expiration date 05/2018. Production no(? The one on top is 019554-04.)

Domingo A. Siliceo
1-Oct-2015, 22:19
I'm using Foma 100 in 4x5, lot number 019254-01, expiration date 10/2017, and the film seems OK to me.

@kleinbatavia. Since you live sometimes in EU, you can contact Slavomir at Fomafoto (http://www.fomafoto.com/index.php/contact-us-mainmenu-3) and try to find an answer.

Daniel Unkefer
10-Oct-2015, 16:47
Plaubel Makiflex Standard, 120mm f6.8 Schneider Angulon at f/16, Foma Creative 200 120 6x9, Microdol-X straight (replenished)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/762/21072049485_406db3f045_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y74Lb2)makiflex #6 (https://flic.kr/p/y74Lb2) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
10-Oct-2015, 16:52
Plaubel Makina III, 100mm F2.9 wide-open, Foma Creative 200 120 6x9, Microdol-X straight (replenished)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5798/20869208653_defce25f80_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xN99Ei)Makina3 #5 (https://flic.kr/p/xN99Ei) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
10-Oct-2015, 16:58
Plaubel Makina III, 100mm F2.9 wide-open, Foma 200 Creative, Microdol-X straight (replenished)
"Torturing" the 100mm Anticomar lens. Shot straight into the sun.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5760/21109475143_d727bd64e6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yanzvZ)Makina3 #10 (https://flic.kr/p/yanzvZ) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

kleinbatavia
11-Oct-2015, 02:44
Hi Tony,

I've been out and about, but no, the thread should be alive and kicking. Would be nice if some more people chimed in with their experiences and samples. Deapite the altered backing, the film seems to behave fine. Still need to scan, but the negatives look fine to me. I did notice a slight tendency for base fog so I ran them withfixer a minute longer than usual. That sorted it. (no, my fixer was not depleted, it was a newly mixed solution).

aclark
11-Oct-2015, 05:41
Foma 200 developed in Rodinal. Home-made 5x4 camera. Kodak 203mm Ektar140846

aclark
11-Oct-2015, 07:58
And here's another. Foma 400 developed in ID11 1+2. Home made 5x4 camera. Kodak 203mm Ektar lens.
140848

David Aimone
11-Oct-2015, 10:41
Lovely!


Here is my take on some leaves after rain:


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/detail/p13x18-547_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=7028)

Leaves with waterdrops

Shot with Chamonix 5×8" and Meyer Trioplan 260mm f:4.5 lens on 13x18cm sheet of Fomapan 100, developed in Rodinal (Foma R09). Full frame.

David Aimone
11-Oct-2015, 10:47
1+1+100?


Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

tonyowen
12-Oct-2015, 05:49
Portgain, Sooth Wales
Calumet CC401, 135m xenar f4.7 lens – exposure 1/30s at f22
Fomapan 100 4x5 sheet
Ilfosol 3 @ 1+9, 5 m presoak, 4m development, using 2509n reel and continuous rotation of 2500 tank
Lot of PS CS2 enhancement.
140890

JeRuFo
12-Oct-2015, 06:38
Ok, I'll bite too. I got the brilliant idea to visit a local watermill this saturday. Unfortunately it is in a very busy spot in the woods where bikers, mountainbikers and hikers all pass by. So there was quite a bit of waiting for people to get out of shot or at least get their car out of sight (exposure was 19s, so people wouldn't be a problem unless they stood around.) I've never been able to find a shot there, but decided on another try. I still couldn't see one around the building itself or across the pond and the dirt path lined with huge old oaks didn't work either, because of the light. When I was driving off, I noticed the road had a nice inverted S-curve to it, so I parked up again and tried one last time. It took me about two hours to expose a few sheets of film, with all the people either in the shot or interested in the camera. All the while I was being pelted with acorns (strangely not one direct hit on me or the camera.)

4x5 fomapan 100, 90mm Nikkor-SW @f22 1/2, stand developed in R09 1+100 for 1 hour with one inversion at 30m.


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/682/21923435959_fb4c9ec73c_o.jpg

Fritz05
12-Oct-2015, 13:49
My 9 year old daughter Friederike
Plaubel Peco Universal II 13x18cm; Schneider Symmar-S 240mm; Fomapan 100; f 22; 1/60 sec. Three studio flashes: Key light Hensel Monoflash Vario B 600 Ws + large Beautydish; Fill flash: No name China flash 300 Ws; Flash on high key background: Hensel Monolite 400E 400 Ws

140923

kleinbatavia
13-Oct-2015, 00:51
Nice image, should look into stand developing myself. Here's one from last week in Belgium. 13x18 foma 100 shot at box speed, computer 150mm, Rodinal in a drum processor at 20C for 8:20.

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Ok, I'll bite too. I got the brilliant idea to visit a local watermill this saturday. Unfortunately it is in a very busy spot in the woods where bikers, mountainbikers and hikers all pass by. So there was quite a bit of waiting for people to get out of shot or at least get their car out of sight (exposure was 19s, so people wouldn't be a problem unless they stood around.) I've never been able to find a shot there, but decided on another try. I still couldn't see one around the building itself or across the pond and the dirt path lined with huge old oaks didn't work either, because of the light. When I was driving off, I noticed the road had a nice inverted S-curve to it, so I parked up again and tried one last time. It took me about two hours to expose a few sheets of film, with all the people either in the shot or interested in the camera. All the while I was being pelted with acorns (strangely not one direct hit on me or the camera.)

4x5 fomapan 100, 90mm Nikkor-SW @f22 1/2, stand developed in R09 1+100 for 1 hour with one inversion at 30m.


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/682/21923435959_fb4c9ec73c_o.jpg

Colorado CJ
13-Oct-2015, 09:30
1+1+100?

Yes, 1 + 1 + 100

David Aimone
13-Oct-2015, 16:03
Lovely,

I've been finding 1+2+100 works very well, brings out the shadows a bit, but you've done nicely!


Yes, 1 + 1 + 100

polak
14-Oct-2015, 14:47
Fomapan 400@125 N-2
Linhof Technika V
Jobo cpe 2
Adonal 1+50
Apo symmar 210mm

141029

141030

photonsoup
14-Oct-2015, 20:13
This isn't a great photo, but its the details that make it interesting.
Crown Graphic
Schnieder 135mm lens
Arista EDU 100
16 second exposure
f22
Divided Pyro
Bright outdoor daylight coming in through windows
iPhone photo of negative on light box, inverted in PS, no adjustments other than resize.
http://theplumberbryan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/arista_p.jpg

Notice that you can see detail in the tire tread in the heavy shade, and still see detail in the scene outside in late afternoon daylight. I think it was about an 11 stop difference.
Heres a shot of the negative
http://theplumberbryan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/arista.jpg

dodphotography
15-Oct-2015, 12:58
141054

Fomapan 100 shot at 100.

HCST
16-Oct-2015, 20:26
Foma 200 developed in Rodinal. Home-made 5x4 camera. Kodak 203mm Ektar140846
Very nice photo.
Tomas

Domingo A. Siliceo
17-Oct-2015, 04:43
This isn't a great photo, but its the details that make it interesting.
[...]


I agree with you: Pyrocat is a stunning developer.

Daniel Unkefer
17-Oct-2015, 06:10
This just arrived from Germany to my doorstep.
300 sheets 9x12cm Foma Retropan Soft 320

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/21602278434_b3237644a8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yUVjLs)002 (https://flic.kr/p/yUVjLs) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

tonyowen
17-Oct-2015, 06:57
Pentre Ifan (ancient monument South Wales) f22 @ 1/30th
Calumet CC401, 135m xenar f4.7 lens – exposure 1/30s at f22
Fomapan 100 4x5 sheet
Ilfosol 3 @ 1+9, 5 m presoak, 4m development, using 2509n reel and continuous rotation of 2500 tank
PS CS2 enhancement and clouds added
141099

aclark
17-Oct-2015, 07:30
Very nice photo.
Tomas

Thanks Tomas.
It was taken a few weeks ago on the North York Moors, in Northern England. The location goes by the wonderful name of Murk Mire Moor.

Alan

Daniel Unkefer
18-Oct-2015, 11:06
Eighteen sheets of 6x9cm Foma, Ilford FP4+, and Efke PL100, processed in my new Jobo 2500 in one run, and hanging to dry. I would say a success! Images shot with Plaubel Makiflex, Plaubel Makina, and one 6x6cm Hasselblad.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5762/21655771233_096cb32b75_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yZDuj6)001 (https://flic.kr/p/yZDuj6) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Domingo A. Siliceo
18-Oct-2015, 11:37
This just arrived from Germany to my doorstep.
300 sheets 9x12cm Foma Retropan Soft 320

[...]


I also just received a 4x5 box of it. In my case, I'll try to get slides.

Scott --
19-Oct-2015, 15:46
Trying to get back into shooting LF - getting closer, but not there yet. Arista.EDU Ultra 100 in Adonal 1:100 (10:00 at 21C). Reciprocity is, and has always been, ridiculous with this film. Metered 30 seconds, shot at 5:45.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5689/21691190104_58707a9d0d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z3M27h)Fall CSA (https://flic.kr/p/z3M27h) by Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/), on Flickr

kleinbatavia
20-Oct-2015, 02:37
Might just be the reflection, but the brownish sheets look like they need some more stab to me, they seem not to have cleared...


Eighteen sheets of 6x9cm Foma, Ilford FP4+, and Efke PL100, processed in my new Jobo 2500 in one run, and hanging to dry. I would say a success! Images shot with Plaubel Makiflex, Plaubel Makina, and one 6x6cm Hasselblad.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5762/21655771233_096cb32b75_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yZDuj6)001 (https://flic.kr/p/yZDuj6) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

towolf
21-Oct-2015, 14:14
I think the stand development made the object stand out from the background here?

http://i.imgur.com/d4uHm2h.jpg

Bought a box of Fomapan 400 in 9x12 to be able to use my other half of holders and a development cage. The inner bag had a 3-4cm rip in it. Maco already replaced it.

This is hand-held at f5.6 with Technika 5 and a laser pointer in the rangefinder port. Overlay the two laser dots and it’s in focus. Works quite well it seems.

kleinbatavia
29-Oct-2015, 06:07
Experimenting with tanol. More for prints than scans, but quite decent in digital too.

Foma 200, 4x10, arca, tanol 1+1+100, 16 minutes, manual inversions, 20C.

141578

PS how do I insert a full image in line?

koraks
29-Oct-2015, 06:51
PS how do I insert a full image in line?
Upload it elsewhere and then include it into your post. The forum software automatically resizes them if you upload your images to this forum.

kleinbatavia
29-Oct-2015, 12:05
Upload it elsewhere and then include it into your post. The forum software automatically resizes them if you upload your images to this forum.

Thank you, I'll try. It's a shame to create images on large sheets of film to only have them display as thumbnails. Just had a look, even at the forum size 4x10 does not really work. There's too much details disappearing because of the relative "lack" of width. Here the picture I posted means nothing. On a large display it is quite nice with a tonality that I never managed when using rodinal, hc110, etc. Alas.

koraks
29-Oct-2015, 12:29
Yes, I've also always experienced this as a minor inconvenience, particularly when browsing these threads. And then again, even a bigger Web image cannot convey the nuances of a real print. The digital domain is just different, with its own drawbacks and advantages.

Colorado CJ
29-Oct-2015, 14:08
Yes, I've also always experienced this as a minor inconvenience, particularly when browsing these threads. And then again, even a bigger Web image cannot convey the nuances of a real print. The digital domain is just different, with its own drawbacks and advantages.

Yup, and when hosting on flickr, the contrast is raised sharply from the original. There is also added sharpening to the point of distraction.

Colorado CJ
29-Oct-2015, 14:10
Saying that, here are a couple more using Foma 200. Developed with Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/597/22319773729_7e09bbc2ff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/A1jF7Z)Spouting Rock Foma 200 (https://flic.kr/p/A1jF7Z) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/663/21885135354_7db4e350bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zkV3gU)Sun Shadow (https://flic.kr/p/zkV3gU) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
23-Jan-2016, 06:53
Foma 200 6.5x9cm cut film, Microdol-X, Plaubel Makina III


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/640/22278411949_71a0c76ef2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zWEFGR)Makina III Foma 200 6x9 cut film (https://flic.kr/p/zWEFGR) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
23-Jan-2016, 06:57
Foma 200 rollfilm, Microdol-X, Plaubel Makina III

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5724/21545539430_482419b205_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yPUweL)Makjina3 #11 (https://flic.kr/p/yPUweL) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
23-Jan-2016, 06:59
Foma 200, Microdol-X, Plaubel Makiflex, 360mm Tele Arton

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5698/21234637639_3d1e93d449_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ymr4Y4)Makiflex Test #8 (https://flic.kr/p/ymr4Y4) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
23-Jan-2016, 07:01
Foma Retropan 320 9x12cm cut film, Plaubel Makiflex, Microdol-X, Kern-Arau 360mm Fll process lens @ F16

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/23481677001_fc8f53b347_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BLZJu2)Makiflex Retro 320 - 2 (https://flic.kr/p/BLZJu2) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
25-Jan-2016, 03:22
Plaubel Makiflex 180mm F2.8 Sonnar Foma 200 Microdol-X

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1496/24225980099_50879a5c8a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CULtS4)Makiflex 180mm Sonnar Foma 200 (https://flic.kr/p/CULtS4) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
30-Jan-2016, 10:21
Innis Woods, Plaubel Makina III handheld, Foma 200, Microdol-X

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/24084222913_0d4155f3d9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CGeWoD)Innis Woods Foma Makina (https://flic.kr/p/CGeWoD) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
30-Jan-2016, 10:23
Another 180mm F2.8 Sonnar test.
Makiflex Standard, F2.8 @ 1/8 sec, camera on tripod.
Foma 200 6x9 rollfilm, Microdol-X


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1719/24710637475_ac8bd0553a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DDAtBH)Makiflex 180 Sonnar FOMA (https://flic.kr/p/DDAtBH) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
30-Jan-2016, 10:24
Makina III Foma 200 Microdol-X

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1548/24615578095_3af9974974_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DvcgLT)Makina Innis Woods Foma (https://flic.kr/p/DvcgLT) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Daniel Unkefer
30-Jan-2016, 10:26
Plaubel Makina III Foma 200 Microdol-X

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/23988069653_0dc4cd8ecb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CxK8nP)Plaubel Makina III Foma 200 (https://flic.kr/p/CxK8nP) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

sbac
31-Jan-2016, 02:56
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

I really love your picture. Shots like this make me want to keep shooting black and white film :-)

May I ask why you chose to use a minus blue filter?

Sebastien

koraks
31-Jan-2016, 04:00
No doubt to emphasize the texture in the sky - and it worked wonderfully! Gorgeous image!

Colorado CJ
31-Jan-2016, 22:31
I really love your picture. Shots like this make me want to keep shooting black and white film :-)

May I ask why you chose to use a minus blue filter?

Sebastien

Thanks!

As koraks stated, I like the emphisize the clouds/sky in most of my images. I also tend to like more contrast than an unfiltered negative would have. I used to shoot a lot with a 25A red filter, but since picking up a minus blue, I use that more than the red.

plaubel
1-Feb-2016, 01:27
I need some help, please,because I know about ( and own some) blue filters, but what is a minus blue one?

Thanks,
Ritchie

koraks
1-Feb-2016, 02:16
Minus blue is a sharp cutoff filter that lets all colors through except blue.

plaubel
1-Feb-2016, 02:50
Thank you, Koraks,
Ritchie

kenj8246
1-Feb-2016, 10:31
Not technically Foma but Arista EDU Ultra 100 developed in D76. Chamonix 045-F1 field camera, Caltar 210mm lens. Call it a 'radial abstract'.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1584/24730133755_9bb26c8008_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DFjpbt)Radial engine detail (https://flic.kr/p/DFjpbt) by Kenny Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bykenny/), on Flickr

Kenny

Colorado CJ
1-Feb-2016, 14:07
I need some help, please,because I know about ( and own some) blue filters, but what is a minus blue one?

Thanks,
Ritchie

It is a Wratten 12 filter. A deep yellow filter that filters out blue light. It darkens the sky and gives a higher contrast to the negative.

It isn't as contrasty as a 25A red filter, but still darkens the sky almost the same.

plaubel
1-Feb-2016, 15:48
Yellow filter, minus blue, that's logical - thank you, CJ...

Ritchie

RSalles
1-Feb-2016, 19:16
Hi Kenny,

A terrific composition and wide tonal palette, Fomapan rocks,

Cheers,

Renato

kleinbatavia
3-Feb-2016, 02:19
An old airplane engine Kenny?

kenj8246
3-Feb-2016, 07:43
An old airplane engine Kenny?

Yes, this is a flight museum dedicated to old, mostly piston engine, aircraft. Most of the aircraft are airworthy and maintained as such. You can actually have a ride in a lot of them. For a fee, of course.

Andy Eads
3-Feb-2016, 10:48
I miss my 203 Ektar. Nice work!!
Foma 200 developed in Pyrocat MC for 8.5 minutes. Zone Vi 4x5, Ektar 203mm F7.7 lens, Minus Blue filter.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7434/16395126066_3eff24e3ab_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm)Rocky Mountain NP 25 Jan 2015-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYMiMm) by Andrew Marjama (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55229792@N03/), on Flickr

iml
18-Feb-2016, 06:32
http://www.ianland.net/Hastings33/Images/img442.jpg

Chamonix 4x5, Schneider 90/8, Fomapan 100 @ 80, Rodinal 1+50 8 mins.

iml
18-Feb-2016, 06:34
http://www.ianland.net/Hastings33/Images/img136.jpg

Chamonix 4x5, Schneider 90/8, Fomapan 100 @ 80, Rodinal 1+50 8 mins.

iml
18-Feb-2016, 06:35
http://www.ianland.net/GreatYarmouth/Images/img029.jpg

Chamonix 4x5, Schneider 90/8, Fomapan 100 @ 80, Rodinal 1+50 8 mins.

John Layton
18-Feb-2016, 06:53
IML...your photo above featuring a footpath - did a deja-vu with this relating to the work of Hamish Fulton. Ever look at his work from the '70s?

iml
18-Feb-2016, 08:40
hi John. I wasn't thinking of Fulton when I shot this, but I like both him and Richard Long, and no doubt it all sinks into the subconscious. Paths certainly appear a lot in my landscapes :-)

MultiFormat Shooter
18-Feb-2016, 17:43
http://www.ianland.net/Hastings33/Images/img442.jpg

Very nice photograph, especially the tonality and sense of depth in the foreground. The plants are interesting, both aesthetically and biologically. In what part of the world is the location?

iml
19-Feb-2016, 03:19
Thank you. That's Firehills, near Hastings, on the south coast of England. Sea cliffs, very exposed to the elements (that shot is right on the edge of the cliffs). Chalk and sandstone hills, lots of scrubby growth.